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A Giant Mazda 787B Race Car Stands Tall at Laguna Seca Raceway
24 Sep 2017 at 8:27pm
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is one of the most widely known motorsports facilities in the world, now a large Mazda race car mural will only add to its popularity. Painted on plywood boards, the mural of the legendary Mazda 787B race car measures in at 32 feet long and 10 feet tall and is visible...
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Life Behind BAR
24 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
Five of us are in an inflatable boat, engine at idle, maybe 150 feet from the Land Rover BAR America?s Cup catamaran, which is sitting still in the crystal-blue water in Bermuda?s Great Sound. We are waiting for something to happen. Suddenly, a yell, and the Rover BAR boat takes off. Its hull quickly lifts...
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The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car is Now For Sale
23 Sep 2017 at 10:31pm
A cool $259,000 is the starting price of the race-ready Camaro GT4.R, now available for sale to the public. Based on the Camaro ZL1 production car, the GT4.R is built to meet global GT4 regulations thanks to Chevrolet?s technical partner Pratt & Miller Engineering, who constructs and sells the race car. The two race teams...
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Pirelli Rolls Out New Rubber for Old Classics
23 Sep 2017 at 1:07am
Owning and driving vintage automobiles is cool, but finding new tires for your ride can be a bit of a challenge. Pirelli feels your pain and now offers a dedicated tire range for classic and vintage car enthusiasts. Need period correct tires for your old Beetle or pampered Lamborghini Miura?they have you covered. The Pirelli...
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Audi Prepares Its Lunar Quattro to Make a Giant Leap for Four-Wheeled Kind
23 Sep 2017 at 12:00am
On July 20, 1969, astronaut Neil Armstrong took one small step for man and one giant leap for mankind by walking on the moon. It was quite the feat but a small step nonetheless because traversing the surface proved more difficult than predicted. To move around efficiently and effectively, astronauts needed something with four wheels....
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2018 Corvette ZR1 Drop-Top Spied with an Automatic Transmission
by Collin Woodard
22 Sep 2017 at 11:37pm
Last time we caught the 2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 out testing, it was being flogged on the Nürburgring. A few days later, we caught it out on the ‘Ring again, this time with extra piping out back to keep its exhaust noise below the 100-decibel limit. This time around, the ZR1 was seen testing in much...
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2018 Honda Odyssey Snags the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety?s Top Honor
22 Sep 2017 at 8:26pm
The Chrysler Pacifica is no longer the only minivan to win the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety?s (IIHS?) highest honor, the Top Safety Pick+ designation, as the 2018 Honda Odyssey has also earned that coveted award, along with a five-star overall safety rating from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Odyssey scored five...
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Ineos Automotive Can’t Build a Defender Knockoff
by Collin Woodard
22 Sep 2017 at 6:29pm
Earlier this week, we reported that a British billionaire businessman planned to move forward with development of a bare-bones off-road SUV that would be the “spiritual successor” to the now-canceled Land Rover Defender. Jim Ratcliffe, the CEO of chemical giant Ineos, plans to spend more than $800 million bringing this vehicle to production, creating an “uncompromising”...
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Watch Drifter Ryan Tuerck Stuff His Ferrari-Powered Toyota GT86
22 Sep 2017 at 5:40pm
We?ve seen our fair share of ridiculously awesome engine swaps. From four rotor RX-7s to the screaming naturally aspirated V-10 heart of an E60-generation BMW M5 dropped into the rear of a Lotus Exige. However, none have truly captivated us as much as Formula D driver Ryan Tuerck?s Ferrari 458-powered Toyota GT86. And now, after...
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Another Week With: 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
22 Sep 2017 at 4:23pm
We?ve spilled a lot of ink over Alfa?s top Giulia sedan, the blazing, 505-horsepower Quadrifoglio?from George Kacher?s first-ever drive in Europe way back in May 2016 to my own first-U.S. drive six months later to a weeklong drive by our Eric Weiner last summer. So why am I posting yet another writeup now? Because the...
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